Miss Kathleen Moot
(c.1877 - November 1922)
Canastota Bee Journal
November 10, 1922
KATHLEEN MOOT DIES IN SYRACUSE HOSPITAL
Mrs. Kathleen W. Moot formerly well known in Canastota died at the Crouse Irving
hospital in Syracuse Wednesday. She had been there only about three hours, having
been taken from Hotel Howard where she had been living for some time.
Miss Moot was born in Clockville about 45 years ago, the daughter of Stephen and
Kate Clock Moot. She was educated in the public schools of Oneida graduating from
the high school there about 27 years ago. She then went to the Emerson School of
Oratory at Eaton where she was graduated, after which she went on the stage under
the name of Muriel Brandt. The stage did not prove a success and she returned to her
home at Clockville. After the death of her parents she lived on the farm for a while try-
ing to work it with overseers but a few years ago she left for Syracuse where she has
since been. Unfortunate investments or expenses made inroads on the estate from
$50,000 to $100,000 left by her father. Some Syracuse papers stated that she died of
starvation but old friends here do not think that this is true as she still must have some
claim on the once famous farm of Clockville. Her mother was a sister of Duane Clock
and the funeral will be held from his home in Clockville Friday afternoon at 2 o'clock.
Burial will be in the Moot family plot at Mount Pleasant cemetery.
Other relatives in this vicinity are LeGrand Colton and Mrs. Lee Phillips. Friends of the
deceased here say that for several years Miss Moot has not been well and that her
mind has probably been affected by her illness. Some time ago after the death of
Samuel Smith she claimed a widow's right to his property saying that they had been
married in Boston years ago but nothing was proved and it was thought that the story
and claim were just a flight of imagination, In Syracuse however she seems to have
gone by the name of Smith.
Date: Tuesday, July 20, 1999 08:15 PM
Madison Co. Families